Take the National SENCO Workload Survey 2018

The 2018 National SENCO workload survey is a joint research project between The National Education Union (NEU), nasen and Bath Spa University. The purpose of the research is to explore how the role of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) is enacted in schools.

The research intends to explore the breadth and depth of the role, with a focus on the varied nature of SENCO activities and how these impact on workload. The research intends to present a national picture of the how the SENCO role is implemented and supported in schools, particularly now that the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice (DfE and DoH, 2015) has been in place for four years.

Following the publication of the findings, the research also intends to present several models, or cases, of how the SENCO role can be facilitated effectively in varying school contexts.

If you are a SENCO currently working in a school, please click here to take the survey. You might be working in a primary or secondary school, or in specialist or alternative provision. You might be working in the independent sector. We are keen to hear views from a variety of different school contexts, including contexts where the SENCO role is not statutory.

Take the survey here.

The research team: